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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,052 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,052
Reviews: 805
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 356
Gots: 616 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Allagash Curieux was the first foray into barrel aging. Curieux is made by aging our Tripel Ale in Jim Beam bourbon barrels for eight weeks in our cold cellars. The aged beer is then blended back with a portion of fresh Tripel. The resulting beer is soft with coconut and vanilla notes, with hints of bourbon.

(Beer added by: Todd on 04-05-2004)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes, 3/16/2012.

Hazy yellow straw pour with a creamy white head that fades to a nice pocked cap.

The nose is woody and yeasty with hints of citrus. Slightly perfumy with some orange and crushed smarties as well as lemon rind and floral characteristics.

The tripel comes first with sugar coated sweet lemon. Caramelly bourbon appears on the mid palate and stays smooth through the finish. Slightly chalky yeast, alcohol is barely noticeable.

Mouthfeel is creamy and full bodied with not much carbonation. Scarily drinkable.

overall it is a magnificently balanced and complex tripel.

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3.08/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours hazy light gold with a minimal white head.

Aroma has some upfront fruits. Banana, pear other lighter fruits, vanilla spice and a little graininess. A touch of bourbon

Flavor is similar to the aroma although there is a lot of pepper in the flavor. The banana and fruit notes are nice, but the bourbon and the pepper create an odd and not entirely pleasant flavor profile. This beer seems a bit confused as to what it wants to shine through.

Medium carbonation, mouthfeel on the lighter side with some alcohol present.

Ok concept, but didn't really do much for me. The flavor profile was very muddy and even though I split it 5 ways it still got a bit cloying by the end of the glass.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First reaction to the smell was big fruit with a hint of booze, just like I'd expect out of a Tripel. Quite complex but subtleness is key.

Picture perfect for an oak-aged Tripel. It has that golden haze and a crisp white head with plenty of visible carbonation to adore.

Curieux is intensely complex in flavor! Peaches, pear, and other nice summer fruit dominate with a nice oak (vanilla) character pulling it all together.

Highly carbonated and medium bodied, but incredibly drinkable for being an 11% sipper, this beer is a must-try!

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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,052 ratings.